An impressive 31 people from across the pig sector have put their names forward for election to the NPA’s Pig Industry Group (PIG), ahead of voting later this month.
A flurry of late nominations saw a final total of 16 producer candidates and 15 allied industry candidates competing for the 17 places on the PIG. They include a mix of current PIG members and those seeking to represent their sector on the NPA’s decision-making body for the first time, with many of the pig sector’s biggest companies represented, alongside small independent businesses.
There are seven producers standing from the hotly contested Eastern region, three each from the North and South West, two from the South Central region and one from the Midlands. The 16 producer candidates will be competing for 10 places on the PIG.
For the allied industries, there are four candidates from the Feed/Nutrition sector, three each from Feed/Equipment and Pharmaceutical, two each from marketing and processing and one veterinary candidate. The 15 candidates will be competing for seven allied industry places.
You can see the full list of candidates HERE
NPA chief executive Zoe Davies said: “We are absolutely delighted to have such a strong field of candidates covering all our producer regions and all our allied sectors for the first PIG elections. Thank you to all the candidates for coming forward to represent your industry.
“It is now important that as many members as possible cast their votes when voting opens. So please read the manifestos and help elect the strongest possible PIG!”
Voting via email opens on January 25. Ballot forms will be emailed to members and available in the Members’ Area. Postal ballots will be sent to those who have not (or cannot) voted online on Monday, February 8.
You can see more information on the elections on the NPA’s website.